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Posting has been light because Vlad and I are in New York City right now. We have been meeting with some fabulous designers (who you will all get to ‘meet’ soon!) and doing some major shopping. We will have great things to show you soon!!!
Spending Halloween in NYC is something else. We have seen a plethora of working folks on Wall Street in costume, and some people appeared to be in costume but it is most likely their everyday garb. Tonight we will be heading down to the East Village to check out the Halloween parade, which I hear is amazing and just like a scene out of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video.
So as posting will remain light today, we will bring you two fabulous Halloween colored bags. If I had it my way, I would opt for a stunning Hermes Kelly in Orange Swift. Yet the Chloe Heloise Quilted Bag brings you a splash of orange for the festivities and the Jimmy Choo Rio Clutch brings the needed black. Honestly, orange is a color that you will see all around for spring, so grab yourself some orange! And black is always in, no matter how hot gray is, black will never go out. Buy the Orange Chloe Heloise Bag at NAP for $1225 and the Black Jimmy Choo Rio at NAP for $1395.
Many times, you get what you pay for. If you pay for a knock-off, that is what you get. If you pay $8k for a Hermes Birkin, you get meticulous craftsmanship. Many times prices are inflated, but for the most part you get what you pay for. While not top notch, the marc by Marc Jacobs line provides affordable bags that many times look great too. A perfect throw-around everyday look, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Posh Super K Tote is designed with cushy soft navy leather and brass accenting hardware. Similar to that of many old doctor style bags (reminiscent of the Dior doctor bag) there is a zipped base to store things. While the description is for it to store your valuables, I would think that over. The only easy way of opening the base is when sitting down or when the bag is on a table, and in this go-go-go lifestyle, you are likely to try it while standing up which means your valuables will be all over the ground. Yet this handbag is cute, offering a fun turnlock closure with flap top and striped canvas lining. Dimensions are a great size to take this around daily; 16″W X 12″H X 5Â½”D. And the price makes this handbag a bag deal, just under $500 at Saks.
If you can keep your hands clean, then this pochette will be a stunning crisp evening bag. Tod’s is known for understated elegance, for clean lines and bags that function. With a touch of refined charm, the Tod’s Boomerang Pochette manifests its beauty in symmetry and class. Designed with a light colored lizard skin with metallic accents, this clutch is touched up to stand out. The only aspect that I am a tad unsure of is the jeweled push-lock closure, as I question if it looks too ornate or just right. Either way the body of the clutch is perfect, and lined in supple suede. Measurements are 6.5″x 4.25″x 1.25″. In the season of events, this could be the perfect accessory, if it fits your style wants and needs. Buy through eLuxury for $1250.
Some of the most successful Louis Vuitton handbag lines have been the ones in which Takashi Murakami collaborated with Marc Jacobs. The Multicolore line, Cherry Blossom line, Panda, and Cerises were all the works of Japanese pop artist Murakami. The smiling cherries of the Cerises line were what initially drew me into a Louis Vuitton store, but alas I was too late and they were completely sold out. Now Murakami and Louis Vuitton have joined forces again, this time selling limited edition (rumored to be only several hundred pieces available) Louis Vuitton accessories and bags at the Takashi Murakami exhibit at the Los Angeles MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).
The newly released pieces include the re-introduction of the Louis Vuitton ‘Hands’ symbol shown on the front of the monogram canvas Neverfull bag (available in PM, MM, and GM sizes) and Porte Monnaie Ronde. In addition, Murakami has also introduced a new character called ‘Chibi Kinoko’ which means little mushroom. This little mushroom man has been placed on the front of an agenda, which is available in the traditional monogram canvas as well as the black and white Multicolore canvas. (more…)
I am so over LiLo. I have no idea what this girl is doing, haven’t cared to read about her, and the last I heard she is broke. But her pictures find their way to my computer and pop out at me, and then I LOOK! at them! At least most of the time I am checking out what she is wearing rather than wondering what she is doing. Rebecca Minkoff handbags are catching on and been seen on some of Hollywood’s gals (including Hayden Panettiere). And Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to the latest and greatest in the handbag world and has been seen all over Utah sporting the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag. I have always loved this bag and that little annoying girl LiLo is sporting it in the pre-order only Black w/ Basket Weave version. I am envious of her having her hands on this bag before me, but I think I will pre-order this beauty. It adds the perfect dimension to an already great handbag. Pre-order at Rebecca Minkoff for $595. (more…)
This handbag is so manly it is making my estrogen run and hide. Seriously, I understand that Chloe wants to sport the chunky hardware and thick leather look, but everything about this handbag screams out brute-force-man. Feast your eyes on the testosterone filled Chloe Beata Patent Shoulder Bag, which looks as if it belongs in a male society before it belongs on the arm of a fashionable woman. The leather is thick, hideous, and a horrid shade of mahogany (which needs to stick to furniture rather than coloring of a handbag). And even worse, the leather is patent, giving off a gleam that will attract any passerby attention and also force them to stare at this bag. The inside out straps only further go to show that this bag is a disaster. I am just so turned off by this bag. After looking at it, I feel as if I need to go into my bathroom and put on layers of pretty pink nail polish and lip stick. And for the price, there are tons of spa treatments I would prefer to keep me looking young and beautiful. Via NAP for $1740.
This season surrounds a sexy secretary trend. There is something about a woman in a body hugging skirt and shirt, with her hair pulled back, glasses on (of course), and high heels, that drives a man wild. And while I think the sexy secretary stereotype is more fitting for a triple X film, the chic secretary style, rather working woman’s style, is always in. The splash of color that we can not stop raving about is purple, and the plum patent leather on the Be & D Small Twiggy Patent Tote is just what the boss ordered. Be & D handbags have always appealed to a younger crowd, offering a chic and funky style that proves to be very wearable. This tote has a removable metal chain link strap with brings the edgy hardware to the forefront, while the tonal stitch detailing and paneled leather is toned down yet stands out. So if you are sporting the sexy secretary look (even if it is just for Halloween), this handbag is perfect for you. Then again, it really is a great burst of color in a great and easy to transfer from season to season style, so you can wear this now and a year from now with a variety of outfits. Available through Net A Porter for $870.
If you are looking for a deal of the century, on a handbag that typically never goes on sale, check out Lux Couture! By simply signing up on their mailing list, you will receive 20% off fall bags in stock through November 15th. Lux Couture provides the most amazing service, the most amazing handbags, and the latest and greatest on new designers. By signing up for the mailing list, you will not only get 20% off, but you will also be on the mailing list to figure out the next big designer and hear about it before the rest of the world. Sari, who owns Lux Couture, is one of the most amazing women in the industry, offering customer service with care and concern for the customer. She is also sponsoring our October giveaway (which is about to run out but is the most amazing exotic bag!)
So go join the mailing list and choose from a plethora of handbags (including many exotics) and get 20% off! Fall into fall and indulge in an early holiday present!!
Let the Chanel bags madness continue! Tonight I’d like to feature the Chanel Hollywood NS Hobo, which is straight from the runway and goes for a terrifying $3,750. This hobo is also available in a gold version.
The color pink has an affinity to me. It is such a feminine shade, and the plethora of hues really gives a variety of options if you want to wear pink. I already fell head over heels in love with the Miu Miu Ostrich Tote (the kind of burning, pining, cherishing love) and now the Miu Miu Aged Leather Tote which sports pink aged leather with gold hardware has my heart also. The color on this handbag shape just lures me in. I am hooked. There is a handle or shoulder strap option and three separate compartments on the inside. My only problem now is to decide between the pink, the gray ostrich, or both :wink: . At NAP for $1,195.